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W.Va. AG Piles Onto Flood Of Equifax Data Breach Suits

Law360 (April 13, 2018, 10:23 PM EDT) -- West Virginia's attorney general on Thursday became the latest state prosecutor to go after Equifax for a massive data breach that impacted more than 148 million consumers' personal information, lodging a suit faulting the company for failing to adequately secure its systems and flubbing the breach notification and response processes.

State attorneys general have traditionally favored launching investigations rather than mounting suits in the wake of large-scale data breaches, but that has changed with recent incidents at companies such as Equifax, Uber and Facebook. In the...
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